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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

Engagement: Harrington — Poirier

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fairlee — Dawn Woodward, Cecil Britch and John Harrington, along with Kristin Souza and Philip Poirier II, have announced the engagement of their children, Jasmine Kathryne Harrington and Philip Lawrence Poirier. The bride-to-be graduated from Rivendell Academy in 2009 and is employed as a department supervisor at JC Penney in West Lebanon. The …

Forum: Sept. 6: High Gas Prices in Fairlee; 9/11 Revisited; A Cheer for a Yankees Fan

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fairlee Gas Prices Are Too High To the Editor: I can’t help but wonder who is making the decision to gouge the citizens of Fairlee with gasoline prices. The adjacent town gas stations are charging 20 cents less than all three gas stations in Fairlee; prices here are a whopping 49 cents more than I found on a recent trip that took me …

Gloria Jeanne Flanders Williams

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Gloria Jeanne Flanders Williams, 65, of Birchmeadow Road in Fairlee died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary with service details will appear at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hale Funeral Home and …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …

Arthur James Dupont

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Port Orange, Fla. — Arthur James (AJ) Dupont, 25, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Port Orange on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. AJ was born in Hanover, N.H. on March 1, 1989, son of James and Mary (Durgin) Dupont. He lived in Fairlee, Vt. until 2005 when …

Rivendell 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birth Announcements: Aug. 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center GEARON — A son, Fergal Harry Julius McColough Gearon, born on July 12, 2014, to Laura Elizabeth Clauson and Eamonn Peter Bede Gearon, of Hanover. NEEDHAM — A daughter, Immagene Maple Needham, born on July 22, 2014, to Kasey and Jason Needham, of Vershire. SLEATH-WILMOT …

Virginia Lee Macho (Vietje)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Friends and family of Virginia Macho Vietje of Fairlee, are invited to attend a memorial gathering in her honor on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairlee Town Hall. Light refreshments will be provided, and all are invited to share …

Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rotonda West, Fla. — Having lived a long, healthy and active life, Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips completed her life’s journey on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Sterling House of Englewood in Rotonda West. Dot was born on July 7, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to George and Lillian Bancroft. …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Engagement: Brayman — DuRona

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fairlee — Bethany Jean Brayman and Jesse Lee James DuRona have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and G. Edward Brayman, of Etna. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1996 and earned a …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …